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Ugadi 2014 marks the beginning of Sri Nandana nama Samvatsara in Hindu Panchangam.Ugadi 2014 date is March 31st 2014, Monday. Ugadi or Yugadi means the beginning of an era. In Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, the festival of Ugadi heralds the start of a New Year. This festival is also celebrated as Cheti Chand or Sindhi New Year. E Saka calendar or Shaka Panchangam starts on Chaitra Shudda Padyami, which is known as Ugadi or Gudi Padwa. Sage Veda Vyasa described Ugadi day as the starting of Kaliyuga. It is believed that Kali Yuga began in the year 3102 BC.


Significance of ugadi

Ugadi is believed to be the day when Brahma - the Creator, in the Hindu Trinity - formed the universe. During Ramayana period, the New Year was being celebrated on the first day of Uttharayana. So, Chaitra was the 12th month. Varahamihira, a saint who lived in sixth century, started a new method of celebrating New Year on Chaitra Shuddha Prathipade. Ugadi marks the beginning of a new Hindu lunar calendar with a change in the moon's orbit. It is a day when mantras are chanted and predictions made for the New Year. The colors that represent the International Women's Day are white, purple and green. A woman is an emblem of beauty.The best way to make this day special for the women in your life, be it a mother, sister, wife, daughter or a friend is to bequeath her with lots of love, affection, respect and lots of gifts in the form of flowers, jewellery, beautiful greeting cards, and lots of other goodies. So what are you waiting for?


What are the rituals and customs of Ugadi festival?


Ugadi Puja

Ganapati Puja, Lakshmi Narayana Puja, Uma Maheshwara Puja, Vani Hiranyagarbha Puja, Shachi Indra Puja, Arundathi Vasishta Puja, etc are also performed on Ugadi for happiness and prosperity.


Ugadi Pachadi

Ugadi is specially associated with what is called Ugadi pacchadi in Telugu. Which is a combination of ingredients having 6 different tastes or flavors used in cookery commonly known as Shadruchulu, producing a delightful concoction of different tastes. It is a mixture which is prepared with: (1) Tender flowers of fresh white neem (2) Sugar/jaggery or small pieces of sugarcane or cane juice. (3) Small pieces of tender raw mangoes.(4) Fresh tamarind juice.(5) Pieces of fresh green chilies and(6) a pinch of salt. This admixture of sweet and bitter symbolizes life itself. It has its ups and down, joys and sorrows, pleasures and pains, all of which need to be accepted with equanimity.


ugadi Panchanga Shravanam

On this day evening Panchanga Sharavanam is done. Panchanga Shravanam means hearing astrology predictions of the year by the Brahmins.


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